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The latest BUZZ in new standup paddle surfing sports gear.

We showcase the best standup paddle boards, standup paddles, standup paddle accessories with news and views.

StandUp Paddle Sports has the largest, and best, selection of SUP's in the UNIVERSE at our store in Santa Barbara, CA.

Over 150 standup paddle boards currently in stock. New SUP's arriving monthly.

(Best selection...Best value...Best service...Mahalo)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

 

Santa Barbara Fog Chaser Race


The Santa Barbara Outrigger Canoe Club hosted the 27th Annual State Sprint Championships on Saturday...and followed it up today with the 5th Annual Fog Chaser Race...newly added standup paddle division...turned out to be a 6 miler, instead of 5, because somebody's GPS unit was off...;-)

Conditions were quite challenging with lots of sideways bumps and a head wind...the nasty current wasn't showing anyone any love...but, nothing like the 32 mile Molokai to Oahu race today...20+ kt winds and 7' seas were predicted...incredibly, early reports are that Jamie Mitchell wins for a 7th time at 4:57:14...20 minutes ahead of 2nd place...and Duane Desoto won the standup division at 6:47:06...

Here's part of the start line of our little race...



Rich Schroeder showed that his world class Olympic competitive swimming skills transferred well to standup paddling by taking 1st place on my 14' custom Sean Ordonez...



A smart tactical move at the start kept Brian Fernandez at bay on his new 14'8"
Starboard ...



The wifey won the women's division on a stock 12' Hobie...



More pics of the event here...

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

 

Momentum 4 Life SUP Demo/Clinic

Big shout out to everyone that helped make many new standuppers today in Santa Barbara...our staff and a number of friends helped to facilitate a standup demo/clinic for SB's Momentum 4 Life group...several people pointed out that today set new records for numbers of standuppers on the water at one time in Santa Barbara...and, for how many new standup paddlers were baptized...including a 82 year old guy with two knee replacements...

Miles of smiles...on another perfect day in paradise...













There will be many more images coming once we get a slow moment to edit up a few gigs...;-)

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Friday, July 25, 2008

 

HOBIE STANDUP PADDLEBOARDS ARE HERE!



Well worth the wait...stable...great directional stability...killer finish work...handles...pads...and great pricing...







We baptized these new additions to our extensive standup paddle board quiver today...
Several of the old guard SB standuppers took them for a spin today and were impressed with the performance and appearance/features...

I shot lots more pics...coming in a few days...
Our Hobie SUP page is still under construction...but, you can still catch more info there...

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Monday, July 21, 2008

 

2009 Naish 9'6" Quad

Hey now,
L@@K what just showed up on the doorstep today...



Chined rails...perfect finish work...integrated handle...custom pad...and SUPER lightweight...
Holy Shmoly it's L I G H T !!!...this puppy is gonna fly...



Click above pic for more images of the 2009 Naish 9'6" quadfin...

Stay tuned for lots more killer new stuff...

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

 

Paddleboarding With Man's Bestest friend in Utah

One of our longtime waterman amigos,
John Becker (surfer,windsurfer,kiter,fisherman,diver,snowboarder,snowkiter...etc)...Santa Barbara and Utah paddle boarding pioneer, sends us a few shots standup paddling with his pup Kamiah, from near his lake front home in Utah...




Here's a kewl vid clip of Utah paddleboarding...

It's Summertime and the living is easy...;-)

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

 

HOBIE STANDUP PADDLEBOARDS



Hobie surfboards need no introduction...the surfing lifestyle brand started 50 years ago by Hobie Alter continues to break new ground with a killer new line of SUP's...



Durable , lightweight, beautiful finish...comes with integrated handle, pad, and fins...

10'6" ($1295)...11'2" ($1350)...12' ($1395)...

We'll have a limited supply in a few days...if you miss out on those, we'll have more coming in ~ 2-3 weeks...

We'll also have a couple of the 9'9" x 28" x 4.25" Chuck Patterson winger swallow models...click image below for a SUP vid clip of Chuck Patterson...and standup paddleboard wakesurfing at Lake Mojave on a 11'2" Hobie SUP. A great way to enjoy a little surf on the lake.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

 

HEY YA'LL!!!

We actually do say YEE_HAW and hey ya'll 'round here!...at least when Fiesta, the rodeos, and the Mid-State Fair are in town...;-)

Are we having fun yet?...seriously, is everbody S T O K E D ?!!!???

We hope everybody is having a great Summer standup paddling...sure sounds like it from the reports that we're getting from all over this continent...Witchita, KS...Fairmont, MN...Pensacola, FL...Buffalo, NY...Coure D' Laine, ID...Put In Bay, OH...Hendersonville, NC...Myrtle Beach, SC...Redondo Beach, CA...just to name a few...

Heck, we just had a client from Alberta, Canada drive down with his family, and picked up a couple of Starboard Fishies from us...Brad was sporting a really kewl new Airstream "Basecamp" full of toyz...he promised us some piccies from his home waters once he returns home...







This just in from a hard core windsurf/surf nut on the Central Cali Coast...

Subject: The Stoke

"A.L. today, all by my lonesome, hot, glassy, inconsistent but waist high
waves, a pod of dolphins hanging out the whole time, just past the impact zone,
with pelican hell divers, and me. There is nothing like dragging your paddle
across the top of the lip, and that's all I have to say about that."

Never really told you how stoked I am.

Sea ya ~ GB (Cambria, CA)


Read more of our customer testimonials...

Some of the kewlest newz of all this Summer comes from Brian Caserio at Side-Off Video...BTW, he's holding the best selection of windsurfing and kiteboarding DVD's on the planet...

Hey Warren and Debbie,

Thought you might like to see little Spencer in action. Now he asks me to bring "his" standup paddleboard to the beach when we go. He's hooked. He mostly uses one of my dad's super old surfboards.



A little background on Spencer Rocket Caserio...
On September 2, 2003, at 2 years, 10 months old, Spencer was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). This is a somewhat rare and aggressive form of childhood leukemia.

"As of July 1, 2008 Spencer was given a completely clean bill of health. No issues whatsoever. In any tests that gave instant feedback he is normal to above normal in all of them. Don't know what else to say besides Spencer is a rock star. Keep it up. We could not be happier."

...and neither could we...way to go Spencer!!!...SOOOOO STOKED!!!!

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Friday, July 11, 2008

 

New Standup Paddle Sports T-shirt Line: 1st L@@K

We are getting ready to launch a really kewl new line of standup paddle t-shirts and hoodies...as if our current line isn't kewl enough, huh?...;-)

The artwork is by a world renowned local Santa Barbara surf artist...here's a first L@@K at the rough concept draft...believe me, the finished product is going to be an instant collectors item...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

 

QuickBlade Colors

Jimmy Terrell at QuickBlade has added some bling to his carbon standup paddles with colorful new graphics and ABS edging...





You can keep these paddles protected in our new heavy duty paddle bags...

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

 

Shiny happy Footes

The new shipment of 11' x 28" & 11' x 30" Foote SUP's have landed, also the new 10' x 27" winger swallow...and they are C O L O R F U L...a few of the 11' x 30" boards have mast tracks...click image below for full gallery of pics...



These boards are incredibly lightweight and strong...going fast at $1399...

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

 

Bill Foote Standup Paddleboards

We will have a new batch of Bill Foote SUP's in a few days...

The ever popular 11' x 28"...and the new production 11' x 30"...



Click above picture for more images of the prototype 11' x 30"...

These will be solid color boards...available in red, orange, yellow, fuschia, & blue...high quality epoxy vacuum bagged boards from the Sumitomo factory...

We will also have a few of the 11' x 30" with mast tracks...new pics coming in a few days...

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